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June 2017

Ah, the season of graduation. It’s both a celebration of what has been accomplished and completed, as well as a movement into what’s next. That’s a good way to look at life… every day! Every day can be a day to celebrate what we’ve done, and every day can be used to prepare us for the next day. That’s a good way to look at our faith… all the time! Every experience can be something that we get through and something that prepares us for what’s next. The difference? How you see every day, every experience. Let your faith guide you not only in what you have done and accomplished but also into what you are being prepared for next in your life. It’s a good way to live! Peace in our journeys, Pastor Steve Melde

There are Sundays in the summer! And we invite you to join us each week for worship that will help you along in your journey of faith with God through Jesus the Christ. 8:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall with the Contemporary Band 10:45 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary with the Summer Choir

Sermons in June 

June 4: Pentecost (wear red) and Communion

June 11: Youth Mission Team leads worship

June 18: Honoring Dads’ Day

June 25: What is this Worship all about?

9:30 a.m. Summer Choir Rehearsals During June the choir will only rehearse on Sunday mornings. They will be doing anthems that are a bit easier to learn and to sing, so this is a great time for you to join in the musical leading of worship by being in our June Summer choir. Newcomers are welcome. Rehearsal starts at 9:30 a.m. so that the choir can lead worship at the 10:45 a.m. service.


Summer Day Camps! TWO Summer Day Camps for Kids ages 5-13! June 12-16 Art Camp!

June 19-23 Montlure Traveling Bible Day Camp It takes a whole church to run a summer camp! Volunteers are needed for the week of June 12th and the week of June 19th. Would you please help out? June 12-16—Art Camp Teachers– We need adults to run cooking, crafts, building, music, games, science, and technology activities. All lessons and supplies will be provided. This would be about a 2-hour commitment each day. Helpers—We will need general help to sign campers in and out, supervise lunch time, set things up and clean things up. This could be any time during camp hours of 9-3. Older teen counselors—to help guide the groups Teen Junior counselors—to help with the campers. June 19-23—Montlure Camp Helpers—Same as above (also teen and junior counselors) Cooks—The Montlure Counselors will be staying at the church for the week, so we will need people to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for them. This starts with dinner on Sunday Night (June 18) through lunch on Friday the 23rd.

Christ Presbyterian Church Session Leadership Elders Dean Friskey (Youth Elder) Laura Cech (Children’s Education) Marian Rogerson (Nominating) Sharon Beck (Youth Education) Linda Tillema (Finance) Cathy Wade (Buildings/Grounds) Ann Larrabee (Adult Education) Laura Manning (Vision) Cheryll Dunafon (Mission) Kenda Parkey (Worship Planning) Doug Thompson (Personnel) Tom Bradley (Treasurer) Dorothy Courville (Membership Care) Fred Hubbard (Outreach/Communications) Julie McCrea (Clerk)

Deacons Lois Koch and Kathy Kimball (Cards of Caring) Sally Brandon and Judy Hamlet (Helping Hands) Glee Alberding and Judith Peters (Memorial Receptions) Jonathan Alberding and Diane Denien (Prayer Chain) Kim McDonald and Pam Cullop (Sunday Fellowship) Pat Courtier and Larry Biehl (Compassion Connections)


Middle and High School Youth Ministry News Seven High Schoolers (along with Pastor Steve and Debbie Melde) will be heading to Los Angeles for their summer mission experience. They will team with The D.O.O.R. program based in Hollywood and spend the week of June 4-10 working throughout the LA area in several different mission outposts. They will be leading us in worship on Sunday, June 11th, so be sure to come and be inspired by their learnings.

Regular Sunday Funday School classes for middle school and High school, and 2-4 Youth Fellowship activities, are on break until August.

Did you know?? All women of the CPC congregation are members of Presbyterian Women and are invited to participate in Bible study and learn about local, national and international mission service projects.

Bible Study for 2017 (the first Friday of each month except July and August) "Who is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes" Lesson #9 June 2, 2017 According to the Contemporary Culture Interpretations Room A/B, 1-2 pm

Orders for the 2017-2018 Bible Study will be taken up through June 30, 2017. The title is Cloud of Witnesses, The Community of Christ in Hebrews. The cost is $10 plus $1 for shipping. Contact Julia Potter if interested. CROSS STREET MINISTRY: This is a Men’s shower ministry that also feeds them and is in need of men’s clothing, personal hygiene items and Large bars of soap. MENAUL SCHOOL: Albuquerque, NM: Educational labels (box tops) and the POINT Labels with the Bar Code attached.

RONALD MC DONALD HOUSE: They need disinfectant wipes, the metal tabs and Chemo caps. Please contact Julia Potter if you can take over this delivery. HERMOSILLO, MEXICO CHILDREN'S CANCER HOSPITAL: Plastic caps of any size please. They melt these and make useful items. Questions? Call Marilyn McConnell (579-8438) or Julia Potter (298-4415). PLEASE NOTE: The PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BIBLE STUDY will take a summer break for July and August. Join us on September 1st for our new study.


Casa Maria Soup Kitchen CPC has increased our lunch donations to Casa Maria to 400 lunches. Each lunch includes two sandwiches, fruit and cookies. We still need folks to make sandwiches at home, but we have a sandwich assembly line set up the Sundays before the 4th Tuesday of each month (that’s the Casa Maria Delivery day). Come help out! For June we will meet on Sunday the 25th. You don’t have to bring anything!

Haven Totes Helpers School’s out for Summer! Enjoy a break. Thanks for all you did for the kids this year.


Friday, June 2 6:30 pm—8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall All Ages Fun night with prizes and refreshments.

Future Friday Night Fun Dates   

July 7th—Monsoon Party August 4th–Board Game Night September 1st—Labor Day BBQ

The CPC Craft Group, meets each Wednesday morning from 9 am until 12 noon. Bring your own project, or just show up and help others work on what they have started. Questions? Call Pam Cullop – 520-271-6678, email: [email protected]

The Prayer Shawl group meets once a month on the first Tuesday of each month from 1-3 pm in Room E/F. We make shawls that are 18-22 inches wide and 60-62 inches long. You may use any pattern or color, although blue is the most requested color. Prayer shawl request forms are available in the church office or you may call LuAnn Cobb 721-7338. 9

Stewardship 2017: See What the Water Is Doing In recent months we have been continuing to complete projects in our H2O to Grow capital campaign. There have been a few more purchases to help improve the sound and lighting, a new microphone was added to the sanctuary, gutters were added to particular areas of the roof to divert rain waters. The curtains for Fellowship Hall will soon be installed. The material we chose had been on backorder for a couple of months, so we are now ready to move forward with creating fellowship hall into a beautiful spiritual space. Finishing touches on the new office for Pastor Brownson were completed with new built-in cupboards and new blinds for the windows. We’ve been able to do live broadcasts of worship on Facebook. For now we are using an iPad for broadcasting. By the fall, we plan to be able to use the new video cameras and sound systems to give a much better quality worship experience… online! We have been able to make each month’s payment on the loan and with your continued, ongoing extra mission giving to the Capital Campaign, we will be on track to not only complete all projects, but be able to completely pay off the loan by the end of 2018. There were a few other projects we hoped to do in the updating of our campus, and leadership has begun looking at the possibility of moving forward with some of those projects. With your ongoing giving to not only the commitments you made to this campaign, but also extra giving, (and because Pete and Bob did so much of the work themselves and saved us monies), we may be able to do more than we expected. We encourage you to fulfill your pledges and look for ways you can continue to give to this very important mission and ministry campaign. Thank you for being such a vital and integral part of what God is doing through CPC.

STUDY THE WORD Adult Bible Study is offered at the 9:30 am Sunday School hour in Classrooms (A/B). Ken Friskey is leading a study of Acts, and they’re up to Chapter 9. This group studies the Bible chapter by chapter. Everyone is welcome. They say, if you all figure out how much fun they’re having, they will have to find a bigger room!

Our second Bible Study is taking a summer break!

... and for kids.. read below.

Summer Sunday School Starts June 4th We will be focusing on Animal Crackers—learning more about the Heifer International project that our children support through their giving. Please join Ms. Robin on June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, and 23. No Sunday school on May 28th, July 2, or July 30. Regular rotations will begin again on Aug. 6th. Have a great summer! 11

Flea Market 2018

Flea Market donations are pouring in faster than ever for this time of the year. However, volunteers to help sort, clean, box and store are fewer. Second Hand Weekends will continue throughout the summer months 

June 10 & 11 (9 am—2 pm)

July 8 & 9 (9 am—2 pm)

August 12 & 13 (9 am—2 pm)

Won’t you please consider giving a few hours of your time? Help us keep the storage collection spot in the MPR cleared up on one weekend of the month, so it can be refilled until the next pricing week? (Food and water are always provided... maybe not like during the Flea Market, but at least you won’t go hungry.)

Thank you for your consideration, The Flea Market Team

Men’s Breakfast, Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30am. Join us for Bible Roulette. We’ll open the Scripture, and wherever our eyes go is what we’ll read and discuss. Men of ALL AGES are invited to join us each Third Wednesday of the month at Biscuits (7026 E. Broadway). We meet in the private dining area and each has a separate check. Bring a friend or two.

Women’s Breakfast, Thursday, June 15th at 8:30 am. Each Third Thursday of the month ALL WOMEN are invited to breakfast at 8:30 am at Biscuits (7026 E. Broadway). Join us for good food, fabulous fellowship, and excellent conversation. No reservations needed. Bring a friend! Bring a smile! Bring your laughs! And even bring your tears! Together we eat, and separately we pay.

Mexican Train Dominoes We Play Dominoes Every Thursday @ 1pm in Classroom A/B NO experience is necessary!

Mary’s Yoga Class All levels of experience are welcome. Wednesdays at 4:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Bring your own mat and drinking water. You should check it out! 13

CPC Arts Activity Group EVENT CALENDAR

Please look forward to our next event in September. It will be a Georgia O’Keefe inspired painting class. Call 349-2909 or email [email protected]

Book Club Book Club is taking a summer break. They will be back on September 12th in the CPC Library from noon—2:00 pm. They will have a potluck at that first Fall meeting. This summer they’re reading... A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: by Fannie Flagg. Please read these two books in preparation for the September meeting. Please contact Ann Larrabee for more information ph 745-6310.

Our June Birthdays 6/1

Skip Custis


Laura Cech


Katie Lewallen


Eleanor Livingston


Cheryll Dunafon


Michelle Wik


Ruth Hankey


Jay Goodspeed


Gary Samoy


Tara Bohrer


Clint Campbell


Shirley Johnson


Patrick Glover


Debbie Luther


Vera Bare


Tom McConnell


Dascha Letson


Judith Riebe


Dorothy Courville


Bobbie Gaumond


Roger Wynkoop


Paige Draper


Abby Beck


Patricia Courtier


Marilyn Ricketts


Greta Van Vorce


Hugh Dawson


Dorothy Nafziger


Taelyn Nordbrock


Marilyn Powers


Jim Wade


Debbie Doubrava

If we missed your birthday, we are sorry. Please call the church office so we can get you on our list! Happy Birthday to All!


6565 E. Broadway Blvd. Member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) & Presbytery de Cristo The Rev. Steven P. Melde, Pastor ([email protected]) Steve Brownson, CRE, Pastoral Assistant ([email protected]) Robin Gilbert, Director of Children’s Christian Ed ([email protected]) Caleb Nihira, Director of Music ([email protected]) Dr. Kathryn B. Snodgrass, Organist ([email protected]) Lon Bothwell, Facility Manager

Rachel Lyman, Office Manager and Bookkeeper ([email protected]) ([email protected])

Church Office Hours Monday—Friday 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12 —1 p.m.)

Deadlines KIVA July 2017 Issue articles due by June 15 Weekly Bulletins and Thursday News Please submit your articles and requests by Wednesday at noon

Phone: 520-886-5535 Fax: 520-886-5686 www.cpctucson.org Christ Presbyterian Tucson Email: [email protected] Twitter: @CPCTucsonAZ